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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 9, 2010 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

Bit torrent is not the problem, the problem is the internet service providers (ISP) do not want to increase their bandwidth capacity to meet the increased demand from their users. They seek to ration the amount of bandwidth to the sites or services that they deem more worthy than others.

As more and more information is accessible (for free, esp!) on the internet, it is natural that users will seek out this information, thereby using more bandwidth. IMO, The answer is not to try to appropriate more bandwidth to certain services/websites but to expand bandwidth capacity overall in order to allow the increasing quantity of information to continue to flow.